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Trump on the Ticket: A Super Tuesday Triumph for Republicans

March 26, 2024

Via: Camila Mendes

The highly anticipated 2024 U.S presidential elections, set to take place in November, have been nothing short of dramatic. One of the big questions this year was whether Republican favorite, former president, Donald Trump, was actually eligible to run. This […]


Cybersecurity

New Russian cyberespionage group APT29 campaign targets politicians

March 26, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Researchers warn that a cyberespionage group linked to Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, has recently launched a spear-phishing campaign targeting one of Germany’s major political parties. This is a departure from the group’s typical targeting of government agencies and […]


Industry, Workforce

Amazon, SpaceX and other companies are arguing the government agency that has protected labor rights since 1935 is actually unconstitutional

March 25, 2024

Via: Government Executive

Amazon, SpaceX, Starbucks, and Trader Joe’s have all responded to allegations that they have violated labor laws with the same bold argument. The National Labor Relations Board, they assert in several ongoing legal proceedings, is unconstitutional. SpaceX, for example, says […]


IT Policy, Tech

United Nations adopts the first global resolution on AI development

March 22, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The UN General Assembly adopted a draft resolution prepared by US representatives to promote AI development. The resolution says that the UN must seize the opportunity to create safe, secure, and trustworthy artificial intelligence systems, which must also guarantee “sustainable […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Justice Department sues Apple over iPhone antitrust violations

March 21, 2024

Via: BGR

The US Department of Justice is suing Apple over alleged antitrust violations. According to the DOJ, the second most valuable tech company is blocking rivals from accessing key hardware and software features on the iPhone. This marks the third time […]


Cybersecurity

New phishing campaign targets US organizations with NetSupport RAT

March 21, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Hundreds of US employees have been targeted in a new email attack that uses accounting lures to distribute malicious documents that deploy a malicious remote access tool known as NetSupport RAT. The attackers use a combination of detection evasion techniques […]


Cybersecurity

“Disabling cyberattacks” are hitting critical US water systems, White House warns

March 20, 2024

Via: ArsTechnica

The Biden administration on Tuesday warned the nation’s governors that drinking water and wastewater utilities in their states are facing “disabling cyberattacks” by hostile foreign nations that are targeting mission-critical plant operations. “Disabling cyberattacks are striking water and wastewater systems […]


Policy, State & Local

Supreme Court allows Texas to begin enforcing law that lets police arrest migrants at border

March 19, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to begin enforcing a law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of crossing the border illegally as a legal battle over the measure continues to play out. The conservative […]


Federal, Policy

Border policy a key sticking point in Congress with shutdown deadline just days away

March 18, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Lawmakers are scrambling to avert a partial shutdown ahead of a federal government funding deadline at the end of the week. After months of averting shutdowns at the eleventh hour with stopgap bills, Congress finally passed a package of six […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden admin set to finalize major gas car crackdown over warnings from automakers, energy industry

March 18, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration is expected this week to finalize highly anticipated regulations targeting gas-powered vehicle tailpipe emissions, considered the tip of the spear in its efforts to electrify the transportation sector. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to issue […]


Cybersecurity

Alabama Under DDoS Cyberattack by Russian-Backed Hacktivists

March 14, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

Alabama has been grappling with network disruptions, following cyber incidents targeting both state and city governments, and days later, they still appear to be struggling to recover. Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, confirmed that a cyberattack on state systems began March […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

FCC Approves Voluntary Cyber Trust Labels for Consumer IoT Products

March 14, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be rolling out a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for Internet of Things (IoT) products for consumers At its public meeting today, the Commission unanimously voted to approve the program, which will allow IoT manufacturers […]


Education, Industry

Missouri Senate passes sweeping education bill

March 14, 2024

Via: Fox News

Students across Missouri could have access to scholarships for private schooling through an expanded tax credit program passed Thursday in the GOP-led state Senate. Senators voted 19-10 to pass the sweeping education bill, an approval earned after weeks of bipartisan […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Faster, more personal, proactive: How generative AI is transforming digital government for citizens

March 12, 2024

Via: CIO

Government and public sector agencies are already exploring the potential of generative AI in delivering more effective services from the inside. As AI technologies and practices mature, however, we’re likely to see more projects that transform the citizen experience. New […]


Federal, Policy

Senate Republicans hammer Biden’s $7.3 trillion budget request as ‘liberal wish list’

March 11, 2024

Via: Fox News

Republicans in the Senate reacted to President Biden’s $7.3 trillion 2025 budget request on Monday, criticizing it as a “liberal wish list” and “reckless.” Biden’s requested budget was revealed on Monday, detailing his plan to raise taxes on corporations and […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

US lawmakers vote 50-0 to force sale of TikTok despite angry calls from users

March 8, 2024

Via: ArsTechnica

The House Commerce Committee today voted 50-0 to approve a bill that would force TikTok owner ByteDance to sell the company or lose access to the US market. The Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act “addresses the immediate […]


Federal, Policy

House passes $460 billion package of spending bills. Senate expected to act before shutdown deadline

March 6, 2024

Via: Federal News Network

The House passed a $460 billion package of spending bills Wednesday that would keep money flowing to key federal agencies through the remainder of the budget year. The Senate is expected to take up the legislation before a midnight Friday […]


IT Policy, Tech

Regulators should consider 3 factors for AI safety, former national cyber director says

March 5, 2024

Via: Nextgov

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning systems should be treated holistically, focusing on both the technology and societal components, according to former National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, who offered his perspective on the future policy direction for AI technologies during a […]


Federal, Policy

Momentum builds in major homelessness case before U.S. Supreme Court

March 5, 2024

Via: Fox News

Momentum is building in a case regarding homeless encampments that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next month and could have major implications for cities as homelessness nationwide has reached record highs. Dozens of briefs have been filed […]


Policy, State & Local

Supreme Court rules unanimously for Trump in Colorado ballot disqualification dispute

March 4, 2024

Via: Fox News

The U.S. Supreme Court sided unanimously with former President Trump in his challenge to the state of Colorado’s attempt to kick him off the 2024 primary ballot. All nine justices ruled in favor of Trump in the case, which will […]